1989

CULINARY SCHOOL IS BORN!

The history of the School begins with the acute need for training and specialization of the professional Chefs and Pastry Chefs. With studies in Paris, close to legends of global gastronomy, Chef Virginia Anastasiadou sets off with Sam Levis the first private school of Cooking, Pastry and Bakery in Greece.
A wonderful journey had just begun.

1990

FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION!

In response to the ever-increasing demands of the market for quality education, we created the first class for people who wished to engage professionally with the art of Cooking and Pastry – Bakery. La Chef Levi soon became a benchmark for gastronomy in the Greek professional world. From the very first day, this undertaking was embraced warmly not only by people belonging to the industry, but also by friends of gastronomy in Greece and abroad.
The first student of the School was Akis Vasakis, current owner of the factory producing the famous Akanés and two confectioneries in Serres!

1994

BRAND NEW FACILITIES IN THE CITY CENTRE!

The number of students is tripled up and the School moves to new facilities downtown. The School completes its first five years of operation while remaining the only one in the industry, long before others. La Chef Levi graduates have already begun to occupy high positions in the labor market, always respecting the principles of global gastronomy.
School facilities still remain today in the most central part of the city, next to Aristotelous Square.
Here, they continue to be accommodated three decades later, the dreams of all those who wish to become skilled professionals in the field of gastronomy.

2000

1st IN GREECE, 6th IN EUROPE

La Chef Levi, wins the title of 1st best school in Greece and at the same time the title of the 6th best school Europewide, titles that are awarded for the first time to a school. In Brussels, after months of preparation and effort, the students of the School present an excellent menu, advertising their level of education, thus making their Chefs and Greek gastronomy proud

Want to see more distinctions? We do have!

2004

No1 IN GREECE, AGAIN!

In a breathtaking final, the Culinary School stands out yet another time as the best school in Greece. Greek and Foreign Chefs recognize the high gastronomic level of Chefs and students of La Chef Levi.

The inspiration for the uniquely tasty menu with the perfect appearance was drawn from a children’s game! The rest is history! Again!

At La Chef Levi creativity is hidden where you don’t expect it!

See what Stavros Kanakidis, a member of that student group and at present Chef in Hyatt, London with a brilliant career in the UK, said

2012

ΤΗΕ FIRST GREEK SCHOOL ABROAD

A significant milestone in the history of the school and of Greek gastronomy.

La Chef Levi becomes the first Greek school to operate abroad. In the center of Algiers, 23 years after Greece, students from all over the world learn the secrets of Cooking and Pastry and Bakery directly from world famous Chefs coming from all corners of the globe.

Greek students visit the school for free classes and workshops while many find work in luxury six-star hotels where they work alongside with French Chefs, thanks to the School’s professional career office.

The high demand of Chef Anastasiadou’s gastronomy book motivates the school to translate her book into French with the first printing counting 10,000 copies.

La Chef Levi is now well-known around the world, expanding the opportunities of all its students and graduates. The first Greek global gastronomy group is a fact.

NOWADAYS

HISTORY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

Having completed 30 years of life, La Chef Levi continues an upward trend with more and more students, remaining at the same time loyal to the exclusive expertise by offering only two specialties from its very first day of operation.

The students of the school carry out their internships in luxury hotels in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. Our graduates work in the largest hotel chains in the world, in confectioneries and michelin-starred restaurants, while many others run their own successful businesses.

Read our graduates’ testimonies!